Daewoo Mangalia delivers CSAV TRAIGUEN (8,600 teu) to Zodiac

Daewoo-Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI) at Mangalia on the Black Sea, the Romanian subsidiary of South Korea’s DSME Shipyard, has delivered the 8,600 teu container vessel CSAV TRAIGUEN to the London-based non-operating owner Zodiac Maritime.

The vessel is the second unit of a quartet of sister ships that Zodiac ordered in April 2011 for long-term charters to CSAV of which one unit has since been reallocated to Eastern Pacific Shipmanagement. The vessel was originally slated for delivery in August, but the series’ individual units have been deferred by several months because of the lasting overcapacity situation in the global liner trade.

With a length overall of 299.99m and a beam of 48.20m (19 rows), the ship has a deadweight of 116,000 tons. Powered by an MAN B&W main engine rated at 47,500 KW, the ship has a commercial speed of 21.9 knots.

The new vessel is named after Traiguen, a city in the Araucania region of Chile’s Malleco Province, Araucanía Region.

After a positioning trip, the CSAV TRAIGUEN will replaced the 8,402 teu CSAV TALTAL on the joint ‘Andes Express 1’ of CSAV, MSC and CMA CGM. After a spell of just under one year with CSAV, this ship is expected to be returned to the non-operating owners Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt under the proforma name NORTHERN JUVENILE.

The remaining two sister vessels of the Daewoo Mangalia quartet, CSAV TRANCURA (Eastern Pacific) and CSAV TYNDALL (Zodiac) are scheduled for delivery in January and April of 2014, respectively.

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